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Year 1 - Lavender

Dear Lavender Class,

Thank you for visiting our class page. I will try my best to put new and exciting things on it as often as I can so please come back and visit it when you can. If you think of anything that you would like to have on our page then please let me know.

Love from Miss Jennings smiley

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Parents Section

General Class Information


  • Class Teacher: Miss Jennings
  • PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs Fender
  • Other adults in Lavender class: Mrs Palmer, Mrs Kidby, Miss French
  • PE is on Monday morning and Thursday morning
  • English homework in Year One is daily reading.
    • Please try to write in your child's reading diary when you hear them read at home.
  • Maths homework in Year One is set through the My Maths website.
    • I will let your child know when another task has been set.
  • Please remember that water bottles should only contain water

For more information about how to help your child at home, please visit our Key Stage One Curriculum page:

What is your child learning at school


Please click below to see our Autumn Term overview and our Autumn Termly letter:

Parent Messages


  1. Consultation day will be on the 29th October. I will ask you to come and sign up for a 10 minute appointment over the next few weeks
  2. Half term is the week 22nd October.
  3. Please remember to download our new Balliol school app.

How to get the Balliol app

Children's Section

Our Three Class Rules


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Never give up. Encourage others. Do your best!



Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your English work.



Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your Maths work.

Topic - Into the Enchanted Forest


Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your topic work.

Our Class Diary - Autumn Term 1 2018


Week Commencing 3rd September 2018

We had our first week in Lavender class. We  had fun getting to know all of our new friends and teachers. We did lots of counting in maths and we also started to learn how to form our letter shapes correctly. We also read a great book called 'Cleversticks.' It taught us that we are all good at different things and if we work together, we can learn new things as a team. 


Week Commencing 10th September 2018

We read a great book this week called 'Five Minutes Peace.' It told us all about a family of elephants. We then had fun learning about each others families. In maths, we explored numbers to 10 and how you can represent this in lots of different ways. For example, we explored 10 jumps, 10 claps, 10 blocks, 10 stories, 10 pencils etc. We also started to learn how to write numerals to 10. In science we learned about different body parts and started to learn about our senses. 

Exciting Friday update! We had a message in our classroom asking us to go outside. When we went out, we found a glittery letter hidden in one of our trees. When we read it, we discovered that it was from the fairies and elves. It told us that they had moved into our school and wanted to stay for the year but they could only do that if we made their King and Queen happy by completing some challenges. The first challenge was an invitation to go and see where they lived in the forest and collect some forest artefacts such as leaves and acorns. When we went back into our classroom, we found that it had been covered in glitter and a mysterious box had been delivered.

Week Commencing 17th September 2018

On Monday, we went to the forest. Here are some of the things that we saw:

When we got back from the forest, we explore the things that we had collected using our senses and wrote about our trip. We also looked carefully at the things using magnifying glasses, painted pictures of leaves, did some wax crayon leaf rubbings and drew observational sketches. After this, we opened the mysterious box that had been delivered to the classroom. Inside it, we found an envelope with some challenges. It asked us to read the story of Hansel and Gretel, work on directions so that we could help to rescue them and also design the top of the gingerbread house.

Week Commencing 24th September 2018

In maths, we answered our key question and worked out which group of objects was the most and which was the least. We also carried on completing our Hansel and Gretel challenges. Have a look to see how we got on with designing the top of our gingerbread houses. We had to draw our designs first and then try to copy them exactly using biscuits, icing and smarties.

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Week Commencing 1st October 2018

In maths, we had a new key question. We had different bags of sweets and we had to work out how many were in two bags at a time. In English, we had a surprise! The fairies and elves visited us again and gave us something mysterious to plant and a story about Jack and the Beanstalk.

Week Commencing 8.10.18

This week, we have been watching our plants very carefully and some of them have started to grow. We think they might be beans just like in our Jack and the beanstalk story!

In maths, we have been working on our adding up skills. We are learning that if we know 3 + 2 = 5 then we also know 2 + 3 = 5 and 5 = 3 + 2 and 5 = 2 + 3. We have also been working hard to learn our number bonds to 10 off by heart. In topic, we have been learning all about the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. We are looking forward to seeing what challenges the fairies and elves send us next.